About Crawford Media

This newsletter and podcast, published once a week, covers a range of news media, journalism and technology subjects, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand. It borrows from my consulting work in public interest journalism funding and education. As the podcast has developed over time, I have come to focus on industry leaders within Australia and New Zealand media.

Why you should subscribe

It’s free and it’s interesting. News media has been in crisis for more than a decade, and while certain trends are coming to the fore - subscriptions and shakedowns of the digital giants - there is still a great deal of uncertainty. If you have an interest in how news is made, new business models, and public support of news, then you should be subscribing to Crawford Media.

Who are you?

I’m a media executive, consultant and reporter. See Crawford Media Consulting and The Spinoff.

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Hal Crawford

I have worked in news 25 years, reporting and editing at newspapers, radio stations, digital-only and eventually running a cross-platform newsroom.